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Women's Retreat

3rd Annual Retreat for Women

"Your Mind as a Sanctuary"

Led by Br. Matthew Wanner, O.P.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. Dominic's Parish Hall


Register at the Front Desk or ONLINE HERE.

Women of all ages, vocations, single or married, mom or not are welcome to join us for an enriching and prayerful day with Br. Matthew.

About this Event

Retreat for Women, led by Br. Matthew Wanner, O.P. 

Your Mind as a Sanctuary - Neither angels nor demons have access to the human mind, our inviolable sanctuary, our locked garden. Yet, as St. Gregory of Nyssa reminds us, this garden also has a vulnerable fountain that needs to be protected so that its purity may remain inviolate for the Bridegroom. Just how do we care for this sacred garden? How do we protect the pure well-spring of our fountain? Inner prayer cleanses troubled thoughts, but how often do we feel disoriented or bogged down on our path toward spiritual vibrancy? If you are wondering how to step beyond the curtain of your present condition in view of greater purity and deeper peace in Christ, than you will benefit from this retreat, specifically designed for women living in a fragmented and disoriented age. Seal the fountain, guard the garden.

Br. Matthew Wanner, O.P. - Originating from the Eastern Grasslands of Montana, Brother Matthew has had a multifaceted formation prior to entering the Order of Preachers. From ministering to the poor in the Philippines to street evangelizing in the pub environments of the Netherlands, his pastoral span a broad range of experience. Academically, his degrees bring together Philosophical and Theological formation from various institutions in St. Paul, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; Rome, Italy; and Saint-Jodard, France. His current interests range from studying Patristic Exegesis and Symbolology to the Syriac Poetry of St. Ephrem the Syrian.

Cost of the retreat is $50.00. Breakfast pastries, coffee/tea and a catered box lunch from Boudin Sourdough Bread Co. is included with teh registration fee. Lunch choice built into the ticket purchase (e.g. Turkey Sandwich, Chicken Salad, etc.). All lunches include salad greens, cookie, chips and beverage.

8:00 - Optional Mass

8:30 - Coffee, tea, pastries and sign-in

9:00 - Gathering, opening prayer

9:15 - Session 1 - Orientation toward Christ

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Session 2 - Sanctuary: the Mind and Will as a Locked Garden

12:00 - Lunch

12:30 - Adoration and Confessions available

1:30 - Session 3 - How to Keep the Secret of the King

3:00 - Closing Prayer and Sending

For more information, contact Kathy Folan at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824x111.

LocationParish Hall
ContactKathy Folan, 415-567-7824x111, kathy@stdominics.org
DateTuesday, February 04, 2020
Time9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SetupMonday, February 03, 2020, 12:00 PM - Tuesday, February 04, 2020 9:00 AM
Cleanup3:00 PM - 5:00 PM